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Coffee Enemas

You want me to put what, where?


Even though most adults are shy about rectal matters, enemas have had and still has an important role in healing. Today I want to tell you why and how to perform a coffee enema.


The purpose of coffee enemas

In ancient times, man lived in a much less toxic environment, so his liver could efficiently clear out any toxins that happened to enter. Today, however, we have a never ending avalanche of pesticides, herbicides, additives, industrial waste, electomagnetic radiation and other toxins permeating our environment. Our liver simply can't deal with everything, so it needs a bit of help. Enter coffee enemas…

The Hepatic Portal Vein transports blood and nutrients from the intestines to the liver

The purpose of coffee enemas is not to flush out stool, but to stimulate the liver to more efficiently detoxify the body. When you take a coffee enema, substances in coffee are absorbed by the hepatic portal vein that immediately transport them to the liver. The portal vein supplies 75% of the blood to the liver and also a lot of the nutrients it needs.

The substances transported to the liver includes caffeine, teophyline, teobromine, kahweol palmitate and cafestol palmitate. The last two stimulate the production of the enzyme glutathione-S-transferas by up to 700%. This makes cancerous cells bind to glutathione and be eliminated via the gall bladder. In short, it makes the liver 7 times stronger and better at detoxifying the body for a short while, and is especially efficient at detoxifying cancerous cells.

The caffeine, teophyline and teobromine reduces inflammation in the guts and relaxes smooth muscles, blood vessels and the bile duct, which helps the gall bladder release the bile with the toxins into the intestines.

It is interesting to note that if you drink coffee, you get the opposite effect: The bile duct cramps and won't release bile.

Coffee enemas also stimulate the intestines, so the combined effect is a very big increase in the body's ability to detox itself.

The coffee enema should be retained for 15 minutes, during which thie blood passes through the liver 5 times, once every third minute. So coffee enemas work as a kind of blood dialysis via the intestine wall.

Frequently asked questions

Will it Burn?

No. Coffee enemas only use coffee that is cooled to body temperature. With common sense, there is no risk for burns.

Can you hurt yourself?

The enema bag nozzle can't have any sharp edges and should be well lubricated and inserted carefully. If it hurts, you're doing it wrong.

Is there risk for Infections?

If you keep your equipment clean and wash it before and after treatment, as well as use some bactericidal like hydrogen peroxide, the risk of any kind of infection is very low. Also, the rectum is a non-sterile area.

Can you get a buzz?

Yes, you may feel energized or even a bit jittery since you're introducing caffeine into your body. If you do feel jittery, the dose is probably too big for you, so scale it down a bit. If you are highly sensitive to coffee, keep this in mind.

Can you get an electrolyte Imbalance?

Unless you're a complete idiot, the risk is very low. Enemas can influence the electrolyte balance in the body since you're introducing a large amount of liquid, however for it to be a problem, you'd have to do dozens of coffee enemas each day for weeks. Even the Gerson therapy prescribes only a maximum of 6 enemas per day, but if you are beating cancer with the Gerson therapy, you should do so under the care of an expert. If you're doing a short health-kick, an enema per day is okay. But for normal people there really is no reason to take more than 1-2 enemas per week at most.

Can you become nauseous?

Yes, you may become nauseous depending on how toxic you are. Often when people who have eaten unhealthy if toxic foods for many years start a detox treatment, they get what is called a Herxheimer reaction, which makes you feel nauseous or even gives you various disease symptoms, for example rashes. This is because the body has been holding on to the toxic materials, storing them in fatty deposits, while awaiting a chance to detox, and now when it gets a chance it may get rid of years of stored up toxins in one go. Understandably this makes you feel sickly, but it is actually a good sign that the treatment is working. However as it may be very unpleasant, the best thing to do is to slow down or stop the treatment, drink a lot of water and wait until the symptoms subside before continuing.

You can also get nausea from bile leaking back into the stomach.

Another reason is that the liver haven't finished it's job, in which case a second coffee enema may do the trick.

For nausea, drink a lot of water, peppermint tea or chew ginger.


How do you do a coffee enema?

Here is a recipe borrowed from the Gerson therapy.


  • Enema bag or enema bucket
  • Organic ground coffee
    • IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO ONLY USE ORGANIC COFFEE The last thing you want is to introduce even more toxins in the former of pesticides and herbicides straight into your liver.
  • Olive oil, coconut oil or other natural, skin friendly lubricant
  • A pot and a stove
  • Coffee filters, unbleached or cloth
  • Clean, filtered water
  • A nice fluffy beach towel or something soft to lie on
    • Maybe a pillow too
  • A bathroom or water proof area where it's not a big problem if you "have an accident" in
    • Having a shower afterward is nice too
  • A toilet


  1. Pour about a pint of filtered water into the pot
  2. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of ground organic coffee to the water.
  3. Bring to a boil and let it boil for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Lower the temperature to low and let it simmer under a lid for 10-20 minutes
  5. Leave to cool until it reaches body temperature. A cool water bath speeds it up.
  6. While waiting, clean your equipment. Rinse and wash your enema bag or bucket. Use hydrogen peroxide to kill any bacteria or mould.
  7. Close the nozzle on the enema bag and pour in the cool coffee.
  8. Open the nozzle to let out the air in the tube, then close it again.
  9. Wash the nozzle and apply lubricant.
  10. Make your water proof area as comfortable as possible
  11. Hang the enema bag or bucket so that it is a maximum of 2 feet above your stomach lying down, otherwise the pressure will be too high
  12. Lie down on your right side (this is important) and lift your knees toward your chest
  13. Carefully inser the nozzle into your anus. It may be tricky at first, but don't force it. It shouldnt hurt.
  14. Open up the nozzle and let the coffee slowly flow in. It takes a minute or so. If it feels uncomfortable, close the nozzle and wait until you feel more comfortable again before continuing.
  15. When all coffe is inside, close the nozzle and remove it.
  16. Wait 15 minutes. If you cant keep it in that long, don't worry about it. You'll get used to holding it in.
    • Meditate, read or rest
    • Sometimes you hear or feel a gurgling on your right side. It is the gall bladder emptying.
    • If you have had your gallbladder taken out you can still do a coffee enema.
  17. After 15 minutes, release the coffee into the toilet.
    • If you have trouboe getting it out, it may be because you are dehydrated. Take a short water enema to flush out everything. Also drink more water.

Common problems

Can't keep it in.

Very common, especially at first. Dont force it. Maybe prepare two doses in case you cant hold the first in. Or take a water enema first to flush out any stool.


Cramps are often caused by the coffee being too cold which shocks the intestines. Make sure the coffe is nice and luke warm.

If you experience cramping, it can help to change position, lift or lower your upper body, shake your hip or massage your stomach.

Slight nausea

Maybe the liver couldn't finish. Try another coffee enema. Sometimes the gall boadder leaks gall into the stomack which causes nausea. Drink water, peppermint tea or chew ginger.


Too much coffee for you, lower the dose.

Important to keep in lind

  • USE ONLY ORGANIC COFFEE The last thing you want is pesticides straight into your liver.
  • The coffee should be luke warm, not hot, not cold.
  • keep your equipment clean.
  • Lubricate the nozzle well
  • Never force the nozzle
  • Unless you have special circumstances, one or two times a week, max.


People with any type of internal injury or problems with the intestines or heart should consult their physician before doing a coffee enema.

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